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here in northern virginia. virginia technology and defense jobs, and using them as pawns demand higher taxes, higher taxes for a budge deal. now, these are tough times, but out of this adversity, we can create a more confident, caring and prosperous america, and that's the positive agenda i look forward to discussing today, and the test is which approach is best for job creating virginia businesses. >> moderator: governors, thanks to both of you. i want to begin by talking about the role of government in virginia and the country. this is a high-profile senate race for the nation, certainly very important further commonwealth, and it's also occurring in the shadow of the presidential debate. i'd like to ask you about the 47% that we heard about this week. governor romney, in some remarks that were taped at a fundraiser earlier this year, talked about how there's 47% of the country that does not pay federal income tax. he said that they believe they are victims who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to hous
, the new generation of military our new, and you didn't do with it so much and now they minister of defense, chief of intelligence. they are new. and to create that relationship, and at the same time create a separation with civilians, military several roles in society which is modern society, it's tricky. we have to do it a lot in the countries that were coming from the soviet union. and that was a transition that we organized that will. and we have countries, mine for instance, came from a military dictatorship and we organized it. we had a spirit of how to handle that. and that is something that not many people have experienced, but i figure europeans and americans do have, and we should be more, trying to work in that direction. >> as the cold war was any there was a big meeting and all of the congress in vienna, i don't know if you recall this. we had all of the senior military leaders from every european country, even included the vatican was represented there, and i was the first speaker, my russian colleague was across the hall from me. and i said, i'm chairman of the joint chiefs o
their product all over the world. in fact, probably the department of defense should plan on moving its operations entirely to memphis to move everything out of memphis which we can get at a financially successful manner, and efficient manner. but we don't want have our buildings limited so we can't house them when they come there, and i know they are all coming. >> we are saying the same thing. it's finding the right balance. >> there will be opportunities for comment, and analysis based on cost as will? >> we are looking carefully at it. we will get back to you with which the process going forward. >> thank you for all of your work, and i yield back the balance of my time. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chair. how about if we pulled some positive genes? can you tell me some of the positive things about nextgen if it would go right now? >> yes, sir. i think we can point to the fact that with congressional urging and reports from both us and the ig we are now beginning to see some goals and metrics for nextgen and the congress can better monitor progress and we can monitor progress as
the first shot? >> i'd be happy to. defensively i talk about this problem is to talk about rational ignorance and rational inaction, though as an economic matter if you cannot fix something you are irrational to ignore it. taxes are 15% of all the nations income, but you can affected. most people are rational not to do anything about. so in the way it doesn't matter to people because they can't affected it but i take it our broad effort to overcome the. so does become rational to pay attention to what's happening in concrete a more casual talk about this is to compare the quality of information that you get a different section of the newspaper. if you go to the webpage, you get charts and data and graphs that people turn to everyday and it tells them something any about their lives. if you go to the financial pages, you get david and charts and graphs that tells him about their investments. go to the sports page and you get intricate data about sports i care nothing about, but evidently somebody does. and you see the quality of data that's a bit of an ordinary newspaper, and then yo
what we should do. and he's the chairman of the senate defense appropriations committee. so he knows where of he's speaking as it relates to the military ability of the united states. >> congressman, is what mayor koch said going far enough in your mind? there are some people who think the united states should even take a more aggressive approach which is to absolutely disable any possibility of a nuclear iran. >> we all know we are in the prevention policy, not containment. last november the open intelligence briefings suggested that by september/october, the period we're in now, iran would have enough fissionable material to make two implosive at least type devices. weapons grade. and they were working on that end, and the sanctions, etc., was going to try to slow in this down. we know the number of centrifuges they're making and creating, and they have accelerated their program. they have not decreased it. the sanctions are what sanctions are supposed to do, working very well, but their end goal is to see that we stop them from doing what they're doing, and they're not. >> and you
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